Canon Garland Place unveiled
Council continues to honour ANZAC heroes
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today unveil two major commemorative projects that honour Australia’s fallen war heroes ahead of Remembrance Day.
A new lawn at Toowong Cemetery will be opened and officially named after the ‘architect of ANZAC Day’, Canon David Garland.
Canon David Garland was the driving force behind ANZAC Day traditions and was responsible for creating the first ANZAC Day Service in 1916 as well as the ANZAC Badge that was sold to pay for the upkeep of soldier’s graves.
Cr Quirk will also unveil 94 new street signs that will feature the symbolic Rising Sun badge as a part of the Streets of Remembrance project.
The Streets of Remembrance project will serve to acknowledge the historical significance of street names such as Anzac, Birdwood, Gallipoli, Lone Pine, Monash, Heliopolis and Lemnos.
The Rising Sun badge has become an integral part of the digger tradition and the badge’s distinctive shape is commonly identified with the spirit of ANZAC
- WHEN: TODAY – 5 November 2015
- TIME: 10:45am
- WHERE: Toowong Cemetery– see attached map
- TALENT: Lord Mayor Graham Quirk; Darcy Maddock, President of The Friends of Toowong Cemetery Incorporated; and Ross Hielscher, Vice-President of the Canon Garland Memorial Society Incorporated
Please advise if you are interested in attending.
Office of the Lord Mayor
Brisbane City Council
Level 1, City Hall, King George Square
Brisbane QLD 4000